Monday, July 29, 2019

Qantas Boeing 747

I made a quick visit to Adelaide Airport this evening to see the last Rolls Royce powered Qantas Boeing 747 bringing troops back from exercises in Queensland.  Qantas is in the process of retiring it's Boeing 747s and they will all be gone by the end of next year.

There will be at least one more opportunity to see a 747 in Adelaide as Qantas is operating an Antarctic sightseeing trip out of Adelaide in November.

While I was waiting, a Qatar Airbus 350 arrived on it's daily service from Doha and a Cobham RJ100 landed bringing mine workers home from Prominent Hill Mine near Coober Pedy

The number of plane spotters steadily increased as the arrival time got closer, and then the aptly nicknamed "Queen of the Skies" appeared over the trees and whooshed past.

Sunday, July 21, 2019


So I finally got round to processing the photos I took of the Antonov 124 that is visiting Adelaide at the moment.  It arrived last Sunday, in wet and windy conditions, from Albuquerque, New Mexico flying via Honolulu and Brisbane.

It was due to fly out to Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, but the flight was postponed. So this morning I went back to the airport to take some photos of it on the ground (in much nicer conditions). Seeing it close up you really get to appreciate the size of this aircraft.

Next weekend we will be getting a visit from another big aeroplane  A Qantas Boeing 747 bringing troops home from the war games currently going on in Queensland.